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Matthew David James Dinning

In memory of:

Corporal Matthew David James Dinning

April 22, 2006
Gumbad, Afghanistan

Military Service






Military Police Branch


Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


March 15, 1983

Son of Lincoln and Laurie Grace Dinning of Wingham, Ontario. Brother of Brendon Dinning. Grandson of Jim and Rhelda Stockall of Richmond Hill, Ontario and Eileen and the late Sidney Dinning.

Corporal Dinning grew up in a small Southwestern town of Wingham, Ontario. He was a member of the Wingham Junior Ironmen hockey team. He also urged his high school to create a rugby team, who later toured Wales and England in 2001. After high school, he enrolled in a police program at college, with hopes of becoming a military police officer. His father, an Ontario Provincial Police also volunteered in Kosovo where he helped train police officers.

Commemorated on Page 221 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

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  • Photo of Matthew Dinning– On Patrol around Kandahar Airfield
  • Photo of Matthew Dinning– Cpl Matt Dinning a member of the Close Protection Team assigned to Regional Command South Commander, Brigadier General David Fraser. Cpl Matt Dinning is doing a recce of camp.
  • Memorial– Matthew Dinning is Honoured by the Alliston Cenotaph Committee on a banner which is flown on occasion at the Cenotaph
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Bridge Dedication sign in honour of Cpl Dinning.
  • Pin– MP Support the Troops pin which was struck in honour of our fallen MP Brothers.

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